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Christchurch Gondola

10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
+64 3-384 0310
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Ranked #15 of 131 attractions in Christchurch
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Type: Trams, Observation Decks/ Towers
Activities: Dining
Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360... more » Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty to see and do - experience the Time Tunnel Ride, go shopping, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage at the Red Rock Cafe. « less
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Sarasota, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I was a bit disappointed in Christchurch, as it is so sadly destroyed by the earthquakes and does not look as a friend remembered it. However, the view from the gondola of the city and the harbour were among the highlights of our trip there. The remarkable blue of the water was unlike anything I had seen elsewhere - we... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The cable car takes you up above Christchurch and gives excellent views over Lyttleton harbour. There is a cafe and shop and lots of space to walk around

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new Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

An amazing trip up to the top, when you get up the top there is a great observation deck enabling you to look at all sides, take a warm coat as it is often cold up there. A surprise view over the other size if you don't know what is there. Nice restaurant for lunch, a cup of tea, or... More

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Wingham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

What an amazing way to see ALL of Christchurch and the surrounding area! And the Gondala itself is rather exhilarating - but not TOO scary!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

What a fantastic place, it was a bit chilli but the views have been so aaamazing - we had a good meal, definitely we recommend.

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Perth WA
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We rode the gondola on our first day in NZ. It was a beautiful afternoon in February and the views were amazing. We had a late lunch at the restaurant which was good, Great views from the top out over Lyttleton as well. Would recommend it to all.

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Tuross Head, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great trip up and the views were worth it. The clouds rolling over the mountains just made the photography spectacular.

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Western Victoria
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

You must try this fantastic ride up the Port Hills for a totally amazing view of Christchurch and Lyttleton. as part of the deal you get a short ride through the time tunnel where you get a potted version of the history of the region (and see the only 1830's ship with colour TV!) The Cafeteria offers nice meals, but... More

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Echuca, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Not for the faint- hearted but well worth the effort. Well run and smooth ride. Lovely cafe and shop at the top and enjoyed watching the para sailers jumping off the mount too. Awesome view of Lyttleton Harbour and Bay.

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Bundaberg, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We went to the gondola station via the shuttle bus from the Botanic Gardens. The journey to the station was good and the gondola ride itself smooth with some fantastic views at the top. It was a misty day with the cloud setting in, which was a shame but also made for some amazing photographs of Christchurch and surrounds.

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